"Tollerton is a small, picturesque village and parish, upon a pleasant declivity, 4½ miles wouth by east of Nottingham, containing 157 inhabitants and 1,240 acres of land. It was enclosed many years ago and no allotment was made in lieu of tithes. In Doomsday Book this manor is called Roclaveston, and afterwards Torlaston, and was of the fees of Roger de Busli and Roger Pietavensis. As early as the reign of Edward II, it was possessed by the Barry family whose heiress, about 1560, called it in marriage to Richard Pendock, from whom was descended the late lord and owner Pendock B. Barry Esq., at whose death it became the property of Mrs Susannah Davis, who resides at "The Hall", which was rebuilt about 30 years ago, in imitation of the gothic, with towers, turrets &c., and with a cloister that communicates with the church. The grounds are very extensive, and beautifully ornamented with shrubs, and contains a fine sheet of water with a woody island. The new gateway, and the lodge near it, together with the bridge, assimilate with the surrounding scenery." [WHITEs "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]
Tollerton is sitting on a slight rise above the surrounding landscape. The parish is only a mile north-west of Plumtree and 4.5 miles ESE from the centre of Nottingham. The parish covers about 1,240 acres.
If you are planning a visit to the village:
By automobile, take the A606 south-east out of Nottingham. Just after the intersection with the A52, the A606 skirts the southern edge of Tollerton village.
Kate JEWELL has a photograph of the Air Hostess Pub sign on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2006. The pub is a popular stop for travellers, but it has only been open since 1966.
You can see pictures of Tollerton which are provided by:
This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham and became a modern Civil Parish when those were created.
The parish was in the Southern division of the Bingham Wapentake in the southern division of the county.
You may contact the local Tollerton Parish Council regarding civic or politcal issues, but they are NOT staffed to help with family history lookups. At last look, early 2014, the website didn't appear to be current.
District governance is provided by the Rushcliffe Borough Council.